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Tygerwoody
11-10-06, 12:40 PM
Ok so weekend is coming up. There is no way possible for me to get a video card until sometime next week. I originally ordered my 8800 GTX WENDESDAY NIGHT at newegg and even made it RUSH transaction/next day air. The spent their sweet time verifying my credit card(i just moved, so my shipping address and billing address are the same). It took a whole TWO DAYS to verify my debit card, so i just went ahead and canceled the transaction. I wanted the card by the weekend. It looks like that isn't happening. So i guess I might as well just wait til next week as it wont ship til then anyway.

So how long before you guys think the GTX is going to hit below 600? Even 599. :) . If I'm waiting this long for a damn video card, i better be saving some kind of money. :D

CaptNKILL
11-10-06, 12:44 PM
I have no idea. This release so ass-backwards from past releases that I have no clue whats going to happen.

Prices didnt budge on launch day, and most are still in stock.

Who knows. :o

Imbroglio
11-10-06, 12:49 PM
yea, i'm really impressed about how many are still in stock. props to nvidia, or maybe a lot of ppl are waiting to see what ati has up their sleves/vista launch, dunno, either way i'm suprised at how many sites have in stock for numerous manufacturers

Tygerwoody
11-10-06, 12:52 PM
well... the prices are 60-$100 OVER MSRP. That could be a big reason why they are still in stock.... With the 7900 series, stores had a HUGE stock. They still went out of stock shortly after due to the tremendous demand. I don't think this card has nearly the demand of the 7900(mainly due to price imo).

Riptide
11-10-06, 01:00 PM
Can't speak for everyone else but I'm waiting to see what R600 is like and also for the price to drop a bit. Plus the holidays are upon us so money is tighter than it would be otherwise.

Mr_LoL
11-10-06, 01:11 PM
Not till ATI launches their new card I think. There is no need to lower prices now when there is nothing to compete with the G80.

CaptNKILL
11-10-06, 01:16 PM
well... the prices are 60-$100 OVER MSRP. That could be a big reason why they are still in stock.... With the 7900 series, stores had a HUGE stock. They still went out of stock shortly after due to the tremendous demand. I don't think this card has nearly the demand of the 7900(mainly due to price imo).
The MSRP is $649 or $659 for most of the cards.

harshw
11-10-06, 01:41 PM
Ok so weekend is coming up. There is no way possible for me to get a video card until sometime next week. I originally ordered my 8800 GTX WENDESDAY NIGHT at newegg and even made it RUSH transaction/next day air. The spent their sweet time verifying my credit card(i just moved, so my shipping address and billing address are the same). It took a whole TWO DAYS to verify my debit card, so i just went ahead and canceled the transaction. I wanted the card by the weekend. It looks like that isn't happening. So i guess I might as well just wait til next week as it wont ship til then anyway.

So how long before you guys think the GTX is going to hit below 600? Even 599. :) . If I'm waiting this long for a damn video card, i better be saving some kind of money. :D

I assume you're talking about the GTX, well supply is probably not that great ( since Nvidia wont manufacture zillions of these cards ) and demand is there all right. Again there's no competition yet from ATI. Not till Q1 2007. So if you're looking for a major price drop like 30% the it will happen in Q1 2007 IMHO, not sooner. Right now the price gouging should cease within 2-4 weeks as the channel fills up with a steady supply of cards so you'll see price drop to Nvidia's RRP after this.

For example, in the UK, Dabs is already selling the GTX for approximately 100 less than their competitor OCUK - 399 v/s 493. Considering it's Inno3D v/s BFG, there might be something worth the 493 price. But again, the vendors all have the same NVidia ref design so I dont really see the point of paying 100 extra.

Tygerwoody
11-10-06, 01:44 PM
The MSRP is $649 or $659 for most of the cards.
Really? i saw earlier it was $599 for the GTX and $449 for the GTS

J-Mag
11-10-06, 01:46 PM
I assume you're talking about the GTX, well supply is probably not that great ( since Nvidia wont manufacture zillions of these cards ) and demand is there all right.

IF supply is short and demand is high I would expect to see these things sell out. This is just not happening right now, which means current supply is feeding the demand fine.

My predictions were wrong...

Ice_Man
11-10-06, 01:49 PM
In the UK the GTX is going for 450 to 500 and that translates to $810 to $900 US. Even if you add the 17.5% sales tax we are still being ripped off.

TBH the GTX will not fit in my case as it will obstruct air flow with all my cables.

The GTS looks good though and seems to be the same size as my 7950GT.

I'm gonna wait until the first refresh as my current card performs well in all my games and no new DX10 games will be out until Mid 2007. Plus I'd like to see real game benchmarks with DX10 before I lay down that sum of money.

Might buy a new C2D/mobo & ram first.

:)

nippyjun
11-10-06, 02:27 PM
Circuit city has the evga 8800gtx for 599.99 right now. Plus if you have a 10% off coupon and use a cash back site you can get it for even less.

Otherwise in my opinion i don't think the prices are going to drop too much as it's brand new and there is no competition on the horizon for a few months.

Redeemed
11-10-06, 02:46 PM
I just purchased my second 8800GTS.

And, it was $10 bucks less than the first one! :p

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Category=38&N=2010380048+106791921+1067924922&Submit=ENE&SubCategory=48

As you can see, that eVGA one is $489 now. So, it just dropped in price by $10. There you go. ;)

AthlonXP1800
11-10-06, 03:11 PM
Not till ATI launches their new card I think. There is no need to lower prices now when there is nothing to compete with the G80.

Nope, dont forget about G70! It was hard launched on 22 June 2005 and G70 had no competitor, the most expensive brand was XFX cost 486 for 480MHz overclocked version. A week after the launch had first sight of price drop steady but still aboved 399 RRP and about 3 weeks later saw Innod3D and Albatron cards clocked 430MHz priced below 399 RRP, Albatron Geforce 7800GTX cost 350 and Innod3D Geforce 7800 GTX was the cheapest one at 340 but accorded to reviews both cheap brands did not had headroom for overclock. I was considered to purchase XFX XXX 490MHz version at Savastore for 410, it was the cheapest XFX XXX 490MHz version I found 3 weeks after launch but it was out of stock. So I countinued to searched websites and found Micro Direct had Gainward Geforce 7800 GTX Golden Sample clocked 470MHz for 382, it was the cheapest overclocked card I found that had overclock headroom but it was out of stock too. I kept checked Micro Direct everyday to see if Gainward card was back in stock, on 9 August it was back in stock for same price and I ordered it shipped next day, overclocked it to 500MHz saved me nearly 100. :D G70 had no competitor for nearly 4 months until R520 cards first appeared in retailers in middle of October 2005.

Same thing will happen to G80, it has no competitor for nearly 4 months until R600 cards ship to retailers, expect to find G80 cards under 399 RRP by end of November. Maybe I will go with Gainward again because they got fantastic Free2Choose offer you can get 3 full games of your choice on 8 games. :)

einstein_314
11-10-06, 03:17 PM
Really? i saw earlier it was $599 for the GTX and $449 for the GTS
Nope, MSRP for the 8800GTX is $649 US.

Placid
11-10-06, 03:32 PM
Dunno, the Bfg-gts actually went up in price from $499-$509 at newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143074

AthlonXP1800
11-10-06, 03:39 PM
In the UK the GTX is going for 450 to 500 and that translates to $810 to $900 US. Even if you add the 17.5% sales tax we are still being ripped off.

Actually it 400 to 500, you will find 399 Innod3D branded DabsValue card at dabs.com (http://www.dabs.com/ProductView.aspx?Quicklinx=4BD5&CategorySelectedId=11137&PageMode=1&NavigationKey=11137,402350000&InMerch=1), you do not need to add 17.5% VAT because it already included VAT. Accorded to xe.com (http://www.xe.com/ucc/) it translated to $764 to $955.

BrianG
11-10-06, 03:45 PM
ATI as a competitor for NVIDIA is being replaced as EVGA and XFX do battle. Prices will drop based on the card makers' competing as supply seems to be very good. NVIDIA is reaping the benefits of not going with a new fab process.

Who knows how long G80 has been ready...

But yeah, card-makers will now compete post launch so expect to see more special edition cards, etc. Good times.

stevemedes
11-10-06, 03:49 PM
You can buy PNY GTX's for $600 off of their website. GTS's for $450.

http://www2.pny.com/category_buymulti.aspx?Category_ID=269

Tygerwoody
11-10-06, 04:06 PM
You can buy PNY GTX's for $600 off of their website. GTS's for $450.

http://www2.pny.com/category_buymulti.aspx?Category_ID=269
PNY could sell a GTX for $200 and come with a free blow job, I still would not buy a card from them. The company is absolute scum.

stevemedes
11-10-06, 04:14 PM
PNY could sell a GTX for $200 and come with a free blow job, I still would not buy a card from them. The company is absolute scum.

I wouldn't buy one either. I'm an eVga guy. :afro: